mandatory drug testing

Reality Chapter 13 (Jensen x Reader, Dean x Reader)

Originally posted by jordanwinchesterimagines

Title: Reality Chapter 13

Summary:  Is this real life, or is this just fantasy? (Y/n) struggled to figure out if she’s in an alternate universe after a car accident, or if she’s just suffering from the after effects of a coma.

Warnings: Language, blood

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nytimes.com
VICTORY! Florida Law on Drug Testing for Welfare Is Struck Down

KEY WEST — A federal judge in Orlando struck down a Florida law on Tuesday that required welfare recipients to undergo mandatory drug testing.

Judge Mary S. Scriven of United States District Court wrote in her decision that the state’s testing requirement was unconstitutional. “The court finds there is no set of circumstances under which the warrantless, suspicionless drug testing at issue in this case could be constitutionally applied,” she wrote. The ruling made permanent an earlier, temporary ban by the judge.

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The decision stems from a 2011 suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Florida Justice Institute on behalf of a Central Florida resident, Luis W. Lebron, a Navy veteran who had filed for public assistance. Mr. Lebron, the single father of a 5-year-old who also provided care for his disabled mother, argued that it was unfair to require drug testing when no suspicion of drug abuse existed.

Judge Scriven agreed.

Howard Simon, executive director of the A.C.L.U. of Florida, said that “the courts are now signaling to politicians that they are not going to treat poor people as if they were exempt from constitutional rights.”

Yet another reason why drug testing welfare recipients is a not sound policy idea, and it’s an Unconstitutional and costly idea to boot. But that won’t stop many brainwashed right-wing zombies from promoting it as “good policy”.

h/t: The New York Times

I absolutely believe that drug users still deserve food stamps, but it’s a much easier argument to point out that mandatory drug testing for food stamps ends up costing more money than it saves. There’s no way to argue for the policy while knowing that fact that doesn’t make you sound like an asshole

“We should spend more money giving less people food”